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Month: May 2017

The Manchester 10k: This is our city!

The Manchester 10k: This is our city!

The Bupa Manchester 10k Perspective was everything yesterday.  I missed out on a PB in the Manchester 10k by nearly four minutes.  On any other day I would have been disappointed.  Not yesterday.  Yesterday was about more than just personal best times and running.  Yesterday was about Manchester.  Yesterday was about charity.  Yesterday was about giving something back to this great city. The Spirit of Our City A lot has been said of the spirit of Manchester since last Monday’s atrocities at…

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The Early Morning Coffee Paradox

The Early Morning Coffee Paradox

As every shift worker will testify, waking up in the middle of the night is never easy.  The body’s natural instinct during the night is to be sound asleep. A day in the life of a shift worker often means that it is not possible to sleep during ‘normal’ times.  This has a massive impact on the natural circadian rhythm of the body.  One of my colleagues recently described working a variety of shifts as ‘constantly living with jetlag’.  According…

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The Protein Bar Challenge…

The Protein Bar Challenge…

In the last few weeks I have stepped up my gym game with the help of my, now long-time, personal trainer Dane.  With the help of a ‘diet plan’ (read:  no bread or sugary snacks!) I have started a twelve week transformation challenge.  I begin the challenge at 9 1/2 stone and with just over 7% body fat, my goal is to tone up whilst also training for the Manchester 10k at the end of this month.  Look out for…

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Words of a Champion!

Words of a Champion!

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko After his victory on Saturday night, Anthony Joshua would have been forgiven for celebrating with reckless abandon. He had, after all, just defeated Wladimir Klitschko.  Before Saturday Wladimir was arguably the most feared heavyweight of our time since the retirement of his brother, Vitali.  Although Joshua entered Saturday’s fight as the defending champion, Klitschko had reigned supreme in the heavyweight division for fifteen years to 2015. This was the fight where Joshua would show the world…

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